Magazine article Screen International

Galway Welcomes Flanagan, Ronan, Temple, Quinto

Magazine article Screen International

Galway Welcomes Flanagan, Ronan, Temple, Quinto

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Ireland's Galway Film Fleadh launched its 25th edition last night (July 9) with a screening of Spanish-Irish co-production Tasting Menu [pictured].

Director Roger Gual and star Fionnula Flanagan attended the screening at Galway's Town Hall Theatre and joined guests afterwards for an opening night party at the Galway Rowing Club. Tasting Menu is produced by Zentropa Spain and Ireland's Subotica.

The Fleadh runs until July 14, with guests set to include Zachary Quinto, screenwriter Daniel Waters and Julien Temple, who will all take part in masterclasses. Saoirse Ronan will also attend the festival, while Hubbard Casting will deliver a casting workshop.

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will also attend the Fleadh to present Ronan and James Morris, former Irish Film Board chair and founding member and CEO of Windmill Lane Pictures, with Galway Hookers, the festival's highest accolade.

Galway is renowned as a platform for new Irish talent, and local films screening in the Fleadh's New Irish Cinema strand this year include the world premiere of the anticipated Life's A Breeze from Kisses director Lance Daly, Stephen Brown's John Banville adaptation The Sea, which closes the festival, Steph Green's Run & Jump, Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor's Mister John, Eoin C Macken's Cold and Donal Foreman's Out Of Here.

International titles screening include I Used To Be Darker, Frances Ha, Upstream Color, Far Marfa and Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy.

Meanwhile Galway's Film Fair includes a range of industry initiatives and runs July 11-13. …

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